Brasseries du Maroc invests in solar power

Photovoltaic power plant in Morocco. Photo by Isofoton.es, CC BY 3.0

March 8 (Renewables Now) - Moroccan brewer giant Société des Brasseries du Maroc (SBM) on Tuesday said it had installed a photovoltaic (PV) system to power its Tit Mellil factory.

The solar array is comprised of 2,208 solar panels spreading on a surface of 7,500 square metres. Its output is estimated to meet 17% of the electricity consumption at the industrial site while saving about 700 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

The engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the solar power plant was the local unit of French GreenYellow SAS.

"This project is a demonstration of our deep conviction that economic performance and environmental responsibility must go hand in hand, in service of the competitiveness of Moroccan industry and people alike," said Khalid Semmaoui, managing director at GreenYellow Morocco.

"I hope this project opens the way to many more across Africa," said  Brahim Laroui, general manager at Brasseries du Maroc.

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